Here's What Fashion Designers Had To Say About Using Hand-Printed Fabrics Versus Machine-Printed Fabrics For Their Clothing Outfits
In fashion designing, textile printing is the process of adding colorful designs or patterns unto fabrics. It can be done using several methods, some of which include hand printing and machine printing.
In this part of the world, just a few textile designers employ the hand printing method, and an example of such a brand is Mimiremi Textiles. Unlike in machine printing method where several colours can be printed at once, hand printing fabrics only allows for adding one design at a time.
We spoke to fashion designers on what they think about hand-printed textiles and machine-printed textiles, and if there's a significant difference between the two. Here's what they had to say,
Hopelines Mark, the creative director of Macvalss which is a bespoke and ready-to-wear women's brand, shared this with us,
"In my brand, we rarely make us of custom-made fabrics, unless they are specified by a client. For machine printed fabrics though, they are mass produced for the general market, while hand printed ones have specific designs and cannot be replicated."
Mojoyinola Ojikutu, the creative director of Moijoiyee Clothings, a bespoke and ready-to-wear fashion brand that caters for the fashion needs for males and females, had this to say,
"The materials I use for my designs just have to be of good quality, I'm not particular about the method by which it is printed. But I make use of machine-printed fabrics."
Here's what we think.
Although hand-printing, which is done by creating patterns in wooden blocks, applying colour and pressing firmly on the fabrics, is a simple but yet slow process, it is capable of yielding highly artistic results.
Machine printing, on the other hand, is highly productive, as it is capable of reproducing every style of design, from fine delicate likes to complicated designs in a precise manner.
So, depending on the taste of the fashion designer, as well as that of the clients, either method of printing on fabrics is advisable.